As the owner of a viral, high-traffic website, there’s no doubt that you face some unique challenges. In particular, you have to choose a host that enables you to effortlessly keep up with the load. Unfortunately, the majority of hosts aren’t able to keep pace with the intense needs of your site.
However, where other hosts fail, we succeed. WP Engine is a full-service web host, offering you plans that cover any need from personal (~25,000 visitors per month) to enterprise (millions of visitors per month). Even better, we do it all with unbeatable reliability, top-notch support, and limitless scalability.
In this post, we’ll look closely at the various demands a viral WordPress website faces. We’ll then show you just how WP Engine – and its selection of enterprise plans – can provide you with the support and reliability you need.
Don’t Lose Visitors: Reliability & Up-Time
Downtime is a nightmare for any website, but it can be even more so for those with high traffic numbers. In fact, even short periods of downtime can lead to drastic loss of traffic and revenue.
This is where reliably and up-time are critical. After all, how can your website remain popular if it’s not consistently at its best? The fact is that it can’t. Fortunately, WP Engine’s Enterprise WordPress hosting eliminates downtime with superior reliability.
This is done through the use of a specific server environment known as dedicated clusters. Essentially, traffic will be dispersed evenly across the dedicated servers. If one cluster ever fails, no problem! That traffic can be easily dispersed across the remaining servers. This guarantees almost 100% up-time.
In addition, dedicated clusters can be used to quarantine different kinds of information. For example, keeping your application data separate from customer payment data can increase security and improve the control you have over both. That will result in greater website reliability.
We’re There For You: Customer Service & Support
There’s nothing more important for website owners than expert service and support. When you’re running a viral website, that’s even more true. After all, even the best laid plans can sometimes go awry. That’s why WP Engine offers superior customer support and availability to its clients.
Your website never takes a holiday, and neither do we. With 24/7 support available 365 days per year, you can be sure we’re always here for you. Whether you have a simple question about your plan, or you’re having difficulty with WordPress, we’re here to help.
In addition to the live, one-on-one support available, you also have access to dozens of fully fleshed-out resource pages. You can find the answer to many of the most common questions or issues, and get back to doing what you do best: running your website.
Improve Site Speed: Content Delivery Networks
Site speed – the rate at which your site loads – is a major factor in search engine rankings. However, it also plays a key role in your visitors’ experience. Whether it’s a blog, e-Commerce store, or affiliate site, your site’s speed can make or break your success.
This is because slow loading times can significantly increase bounce rate and reduce traffic. Fortunately, maintaining fast site speeds – even with a higher-than-average traffic load – is possible with the right host. As a popular choice for busy websites, WP Engine is already configured for fast site speed. However, we also offer Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to increase that speed further.
A CDN is a network of servers that covers a large geographic area. Each server maintains a copy of the website’s current content, and then delivers that content to users based on their geographic location. This ensures faster loading times, as users will be requesting a connection from their closest geographic point. In addition, it can help in the case of service disruptions to one server (as others will pick up the slack).
Keep Growing: Hosting Scalability
As your website grows, so will its needs. However, not all hosts will be able to keep up with you. This ability to grow is known as scalability, and it’s absolutely crucial if you run a viral website.
In simplest terms, scalability is the capacity to be changed. When referring to a host, this means that your site’s ever-growing resource needs (such as bandwidth and storage) will never be shortchanged.
With WP Engine, our scalable hosting guarantee means you can make one simple phone call to increase your hosting resources at any time. This means your server can handle greater loads, whether permanent (a sign of site growth) or temporary (common with launches or campaigns).
Our expert support staff can even help you better determine exactly what resources your website needs, both now and in the future. You’ll never have too little – or too much – with WP Engine on your side.
Enterprise Hosting Solutions
Choosing a suitable host to fit all of your needs is important. In fact, it’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a website owner. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most difficult.
Fortunately, the right hosting solution already exists for your enterprise. With WP Engine, you receive a versatile suite of hosting options. So whether you need a private server with higher RAM and CPU limits (dedicated or VPS), or a secure server with limitless scalability (cloud), you simply cannot go wrong with one of our expertly-designed plans.
Are you ready to learn more about WP Engine and how it can help you to successfully run your viral WordPress website? Give us a call or send us an email, and our expert staff will be happy to assist.